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From the Ipswich Tribune

Thursday, December 5, 1929 edition

A Christmas Candle, a Christmas Story by Katherine Edelman

Lowly, almost reverently, Nora Carney set the Christmas candle in the window, whispering a prayer as she looked out into the cold, still night. Bravely the little flame gleamed out into the darkness; a beckoning light to any wanderer that might be seeking shelter.

“Mother, won’t you tell us the story of Christmas again?” little Micheal asked. “Tell us about the coming of the Christ Child and - and the reason they light the Christmas candle in Ireland?”

Nora Carney had been bor...

 

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